Launched in 2011, The Bard’s Not That Hard is the perfect way to introduce, or rediscover, the inspiring world of William Shakespeare. Together we'll explore why his remarkable plays are still being performed 400 years on.

Delivered by theatre professionals, GSC’s practical evening classes are designed to help you discover The Bard in a fun and supportive environment.


“It’s a lively and supportive group of people out to discover more about Shakespeare’s work.”

Together, we explore Shakespeare’s great plays through close reading, group discussion and practical exercises in our professional rehearsal room.

“We look at Shakespeare’s choice of words, their sound, their order on the page and the visual images created – this helps create a deeper understanding of the work and also gives you an insight and appreciation into Shakespeare’s skill as a writer.”

No experience of Shakespeare or acting necessary and all ages welcome. This is not an acting class but there will be tea and biscuits!

“I am able to appreciate and enjoy productions of Shakespeare better.”

The Bard's Not That Hard meet on a Tuesday evening, 7pm - 9pm, in the rehearsal room at GSC HQ.


Autumn Term: Richard III

11 September – 27 November (HT: 16 & 23 Oct; no class) (10 week term)

Richard III is one of Shakespeare’s most-enduring plays. Witness the rise of Richard, fresh from the Wars of the Roses, as he schemes his way to the throne, before his historic downfall.

Spaces are strictly limited, so apply now to avoid disappointment. Simply fill in the online form below and pay the deposit to secure your place.

Apply online

Course Fee: £160 


Previous terms have included

Antony & Cleopatra

Julius Caesar

Henry IV

1616: The Year Shakespeare Died

The Winter's Tale

A Midsummer Night's Dream

King Lear

Henry V

Twelfth Night


The Taming of the Shrew


The Sonnets

The Merchant of Venice


Dualogue Masterclass

...and Eagle Radio recordings.

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